As President of the Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct Association since 1997, Ignatios has been one of the supporters of the precinct ideal, within the broader ideal of a multicultural Melbourne. In the 1990s the Greek Quarter became ‘sleepy’ he says. Since then, the precinct has awoken with initiatives such as the Antipodes Festival, additional street lighting, paving, decorative awnings, and special events such as the Greek torch ceremony that took place in June, 2004, when the torch passed through the city en route to the Athens Olympic Games. It was another excuse for a glendi, for the 20,000 who crowded the precinct that day.
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Cultural Book Launch – December 2012